"Blueberry Pie" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
This pie was painted entirely from memory. I'd been meaning to paint a slice of blueberry pie for at least a year, but all the pies I saw in the stores looked NASTY. You know what I mean: crusts like cardboard, filling stiff and glue-like. Ugh. But I've been too busy to take a few hours and bake one. My family was a big pie-eating family and my grandma taught me how to bake pies, so I know what a mouth-watering pie looks like!
I like to paint lots of 6x6" unframed oil paintings. They're relatively inexpensive and tourists like them. Of course I really enjoy painting large paintings, too, but they're harder to sell in this economic climate.
Yesterday afternoon I set aside my yardwork (it's endless!) and sequestered myself in the studio and painted pie after pie. I did 10 in all: 6 blueberry and 4 more apple. Pies are so much more enjoyable to paint than cupcakes --- all those doggone frosting swirls -- oy vey!
Working from memory, I made sure all my pies look juicy -- the way a pie should look!